Local voters approved a property tax increase to pay for a new roof on the Elmwood School by a ratio of better than 3 to 1 in a special election Monday. The 404-112 vote supporting the Proposition 2½ debt-exclusion override came after Special Town Meeting on Nov. 26 had also approved the $1.1 million expenditure. The project will cost the owners of a single-family home with the town’s average assessed value, $474,038, an additional $26.46 during the first year of the 10-year bond. Local officials said the 24-year-old roof on the elementary school has been leaking for the past few years, causing water damage. Work to replace the roof is expected to be done over the summer.
Voters OK taxes to fix Elmwood roof
By Ellen Ishkanian| Globe Correspondent December 09, 2012
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